Saturday 27 August 2022

Saturday 27th August

 A group of four Avocets were photographed this morning at Wykeham East Lake where six Common Sandpipers and a Little Egret were also present. Two Greenshank were off South Cliff this morning. 30 Common Terns flew north off Long Nab and seven Common Buzzards flew high south. Four Turtle Doves were in the now harvested Oilseed Rape field east of Burniston Village Hall. A total of 12 Common Buzzards (including the seven tracked from Long Nab) flew through the same S to W arc over Burniston also 42 House Martins (many juveniles), 33 Swallows and two Common Swift flew south. three Dipper, including one juvenile, two Kingfishers and a female Mandarin Duck were at Scalby sea cut. Four Sanderling, two Ringed Plover, two Dunlin and a Whimbrel were in Jackson's Bay this afternoon. A juvenile Little Stint was at Wykeham East Lake briefly this evening before departing. Also present were two Little Egret, a Dunlin, one Common Sandpiper, one Yellow Wagtail and one Grey Wagtail. During a 75 minute sea watch at Long Nab this evening, 1,204 Gannets, five Juvenile Black Terns, two Arctic Terns and 63 Common Terns (+29N) flew south.

Sparrowhawk by Russ Cryer.

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